Nuevas Sonrisas has no paid staff. We are all volunteers and we show that we care by donating our time and money.

Please consider contributing to our cause as a volunteer or a donor – or, better yet, become both!


We need volunteers to help us not only to deliver care in Santa Caterina Mita, but also to prepare for our trip each year by organizing, fund-raising, and managing the myriad little details that make it all happen.

We are always looking for dental professionals, as well as other individuals who are outgoing, strong team players, and have a positive attitude. Speaking Spanish fluently is a strong asset  to help us deliver care and education, but if you do not speak Spanish and want to help, we will never turn you away.

Dental and pre-dental students are a highly valued part of our team. Students gain valuable hands-on experience working in a challenging and rewarding environment. Our dentists welcome your enthusiasm and energy. See testimonials from our student volunteers.

To join us on our next trip to Guatemala, please fill out our Application Form. Would you like to volunteer, but not go on a trip? Contact us.


We accomplish a great deal on a modest budget. Volunteers pay their own transportation and expenses. We have been fortunate to receive generous contributions of dental supplies, but they are not sufficient to meet the needs of Santa Catarina Mita’s children, who have access to little or no dental care.

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Donate by check: Nuevas Sonrisas, P.O. Box 132, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Donate dental supplies: Please Contact Us


Our non-profit status

Nuevas Sonrisas is a 501 (c) (3) organization and your donation is tax deductible. Our EIN is 47-1154095.